GENE WATSON – A note to the fans- come see me in Branson!
Hi Friends – Had a busy week in Nashville with a great show at the Grand Ole Opry Wednesday night. I spoke with the Opry General Manager, Pete Fisher, and he told me they were enjoying great crowds at the Opry so they thought they’d try some Wednesday nights which seem to be going very well. He also said the water park near the Opry is still being planned. I think that will be great for fans to have that . Like most folks I never quite understood why the Opryland Park had to go – that was a beautiful place. Hopefully the new park will bring back that same feeling and be good for families coming to Nashville. Add a little fun in with your Country Music! At the Opry Wednesday night I tried out a song I’ve been singing in concert lately, the Eddy Arnold classic “Make the World Go Away.” I hope you got to hear it. I do it with a little blues spin on it. Backstage, I had a chance to say hello to old friend, John Conlee, who’s still just as great as ever and I also visited with Steve Wariner -one of the great country singers and an amazing guitar player. Not to mention he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. So for news – Moe Bandy and I are going to co-headline a show in Branson, Missouri September 4, 5 and 6 at the Starlite Theatre there. We’re bringing BOTH bands and you know if you’ve ever seen Moe, it’s going to be a fun show. I don’t know what it is about him but he can sure make me laugh. Of course he’s got some of the best legendary songs. How about a CMA Song of the Year? ”It’s A Cheating Situation” sung with Ms. Janie Fricke. That was such a great one. ”Bandy The Rodeo Clown”… he’s got at least 10 # 1 songs and too many Top Tens to list. We’re going to be there for 3 days and we sure hope you can take a few vacation days and come out to see us. Of course we’ll be visiting with the fans after each show as we always do so put September 4, 5 and 6 on your calendar and come on out to see us! www.StarliteTheatre.com Ticket phone is 866-991-8445